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Saudi Arabia calls for oil producers to extend cooperation

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Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia called Sunday for extending cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC producers beyond 2018, …

Fashion superstar Slimane to take over at Celine

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Hedi Slimane, the designer who pioneered the skinny look at Dior and Saint Laurent, is to take over at Celine, the …

Turkish troops enter Syria in operation against Kurdish militia

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Turkish ground troops entered Syria on Sunday to push an offensive against Kurdish militia as rocket fire hit a border …

N. Korea delegates arrive in South for pre-Olympics inspection

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North Korean delegates arrived in South Korea on Sunday to prepare for cultural performances during next month's Winter …

Germany's SPD in all-or-nothing vote on Merkel alliance

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Germany's divided Social Democrats hold a crunch vote Sunday on whether to pursue a coalition deal with Chancellor …

At least six dead in 12-hour Taliban siege at luxury Kabul hotel

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Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least six people including a foreigner, sparking a 12-hour battle …

Nadal fights off gutsy Schwartzman to reach quarters

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Spain's Rafael Nadal fought off tenacious Argentine Diego Schwartzman to win through to the quarter-finals of the …

Turkey presses Syria offensive as rockets hit town

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Turkish forces and their Syrian allies on Sunday pressed a cross border offensive against a Kurdish militia for a second …

Saudi Arabia calls for extending non-OPEC cooperation

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Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh on Sunday called for extending cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC oil …

Rocket Lab successfully sends rocket into orbit

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Aerospace company Rocket Lab said Sunday it had successfully fired a rocket into orbit for the first time from its New …

'Pray for me': Kabul hotel guest's plea during bloody siege

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As gunmen went on a night-time rampage through Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, Aziz Tayeb posted a desperate …

Ruthless Wozniacki and 100-up Cilic into quarters

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Ruthless Caroline Wozniacki kicked into full gear Sunday to storm into the Australian Open quarter-finals with …

At least six dead in 12-hour siege at luxury Kabul hotel

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Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least six people including a foreigner, sparking a 12-hour fight …

Deadly Volvo yacht race 'like a slalom': competitor

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Teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race had to slalom their way around numerous fishing boats while approaching Hong …

US lawmakers in bid to end shutdown stalemate

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US lawmakers will launch a last-ditch bid Sunday to end a budget impasse before hundreds of thousands of federal workers …

At least six dead as Kabul hotel attack ends: officials

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Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul killing at least six people, including a foreigner, sparking a twelve hour fight …

China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry

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For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations …

At least five dead in Kabul hotel attack: officials

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Gunmen have killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an ongoing attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, …

Ruthless Wozniacki joins Suarez Navarro in quarters

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Ruthless Caroline Wozniacki kicked into full gear Sunday to storm into the Australian Open quarter-finals where she will …

At least five dead in Kabul hotel attack: Afghan spy agency

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Gunmen killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, an official …

N. Korea delegates arrive in Seoul for pre-Olympics inspection

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North Korean delegates arrived in Seoul on Sunday on their way to inspect venues and prepare cultural performances for …

Suarez Navarro rallies into Open quarter-finals

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Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro blitzed into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over …

Protestors flock in droves to anti-Trump Women's Marches

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Protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States Saturday, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging …

AI, virtual reality make inroads in tourism sector

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A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures: the tourism …

Motor City not just for cars: Detroit boasts world's 1st sneaker exchange

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Detroit remains synonymous with cars, but "Motor City" is also home to a virtual marketplace for a much smaller consumer …

Djokovic meditates to 'lose fear and stress'

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Novak Djokovic says meditating has helped him overcome fear and stress that comes with playing elite tennis.

Trump inauguration anniversary marred by shutdown, protests

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Donald Trump's first anniversary as US president was marred by chaos Saturday as lawmakers traded bitter recriminations …

Djokovic's meditates to 'lose fear and stress'

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Novak Djokovic says meditating has helped him overcome fear and stress that comes with playing elite tennis.

Russian skaters - source of light in dark times

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Moscow is emerging from the darkest December on record but teen sensation Alina Zagitova and a clustre of other Russian …

Gunmen storm Kabul luxury hotel, multiple casualties

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Gunmen burst into Kabul's luxury Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, shooting at guests and staff and setting the …

Post-shutdown, uncertainty hangs over Trump Davos trip

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US President Donald Trump's participation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next week could be thrown …

Nadal headlines with Slam quarters at stake

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The first players into the Australian Open quarter-finals will be decided Sunday with Rafael Nadal aiming to be there …

Turkish jets pound Kurdish militia in new Syria offensive

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Turkey on Saturday launched a new air and ground operation to oust a Kurdish militia from their northern Syrian enclave, …

Attack under way on Kabul luxury hotel, multiple casualties

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At least four gunmen stormed Kabul's landmark Intercontinental Hotel in a night-time raid on Saturday and opened fire on …

Teen Zagitova dethrones European figure skating queen Medvedeva

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Russian teen Alina Zagitova dethroned champion Evgenia Medvedeva to be crowned European women's figure skating champion …

Aguero treble gets Man City back on track as United eye Sanchez

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Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City restored their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a …

Terrified children, empty streets in Syria's Afrin as Turkey attacks

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As soon as Turkish warplanes began bombing raids over Afrin on Saturday, terrified residents of the Syrian Kurdish …

Figure skating: Teen Zagitova dethrones queen Medvedeva

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Russian teen Alina Zagitova dethroned champion Evgenia Medvedeva to be crowned European women's figure skating champion …

Aguero treble gets Manchester City back on track as Manchester United eye Sanchez

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Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City restored their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a …

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

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Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's …

Mass crowds rally for anti-Trump Women's Marches across US

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Protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States Saturday, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging …

Pence meets Sisi on Mideast tour amid Arab anger over Jerusalem

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US Vice President Mike Pence held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Saturday at the start of a delayed …

Attack under way on Kabul luxury hotel: officials

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At least four gunmen attacked Kabul's landmark Intercontinental Hotel in a night-time raid on Saturday and started …

Trump laments 'nice present' of shutdown on inauguration anniversary

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US President Donald Trump marked the first anniversary of his inauguration on Saturday with his government in shutdown, …

Arsenal see off Palace without Sanchez as Manchester United close on Manchester City

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Arsenal showed there was plenty of life after Alexis Sanchez as they beat Crystal Palace 4-1 in the Premier League on …

Attack under way on Kabul luxury hotel: official

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Four gunmen attacked Kabul's luxury Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday and started shooting at guests, an Afghan …

Sainz survives dunes to win Dakar rally

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Spanish veteran Carlos Sainz clinched overall victory in the 2018 Dakar Rally on Saturday, finishing safely after the …

Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish militia in Syria

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Turkey on Saturday launched a new air and ground operation to oust Kurdish militia from their northern Syrian enclave, …

Turkey launches operation against Kurdish militia in Syria

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Turkey on Saturday launched a new air and ground operation to oust Kurdish militia from a northern Syrian enclave, …

Ed Sheeran announces engagement

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Ed Sheeran has become engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, the British singer-songwriter announced Saturday.

Pence starts Mideast tour in Egypt amid Arab anger over Jerusalem

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US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Egypt Saturday to begin a delayed Middle East tour overshadowed by anger in the …

FedExpress steams on as Sharapova grinds to halt at Australian Open

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Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic kept up their relentless march towards a semi-final meeting at the Australian Open …

Erdogan says Turkey has launched new ground operation in Syria

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey had "de-facto" launched a new operation on the ground to …

Trump says Democrats 'could have easily made deal' to avert shutdown

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President Donald Trump marked the first anniversary of his inauguration Saturday with his government in shutdown, …

Assad regime promotes Syria as a 'tourist' destination

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It is over a year since Bashar al-Assad's regime, with the help of Russian air strikes and barrel bombs, pounded the …

One dead as accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

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A collision between a mainland Chinese fishing boat and the American-Danish team's yacht during the fourth leg of the …

One year on, Trump leads divided US into government shutdown

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President Donald Trump marked the first anniversary of his inauguration Saturday with his government in shutdown, …

Pence heads to Mideast amid Arab anger over Jerusalem

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US Vice President Mike Pence headed for Egypt Saturday to begin a Middle East trip overshadowed by anger in the Arab …

Sharapova out as 'almost dead' Halep survives

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Maria Sharapova was sent crashing out of the Australian Open in a crushing defeat by Angelique Kerber Saturday as Simona …

Turkey hits Syria Kurd militia again after ground attack threats

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The Turkish army on Saturday launched new strikes against Kurdish militia in northern Syria as preparations intensified …

Trump and 'Davos Man': best of enemies

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A compelling clash of cultures will unfold in the vertiginous Swiss Alps this week as Donald Trump, just over 12 months …

Turkish army launches new strikes on Kurdish militia in Syria

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The Turkish army said it launched new strikes Saturday against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in …

Hollywood's Will Smith hooked after Kyrgios classic

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Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith says he's now hooked on tennis after being courtside at the Australian Open to see Nick …

'Almost dead' Halep joins Pliskova, Garcia in last 16

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World number one Simona Halep saved three match points to survive a titanic struggle and make the last 16 at the …

Macron boosts Merkel ahead of key coalition vote

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French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that his ambitious EU plans to reform the European Union need German …

US government in shutdown as midnight deadline passes

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The US government officially shut down on Saturday, the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, …

Federer and Djokovic hold court on Open day 6

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World number one Simona Halep saved three match points to survive a titanic struggle and make the last 16 at the …

Tensions rise as new inmate attack fuels French prison strikes

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French police fired tear gas to break up a picket line of striking prison guards at Europe's biggest jail on Friday, as …

Pence heads to Mideast amid Israel embassy storm

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US Vice President Mike Pence set off for the Middle East on Friday for a trip overshadowed by controversy over plans to …

Accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

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A collision between a fishing boat and the American-Danish team overshadowed the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race …

Germany 'must develop EU further' with France: minister

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Berlin must work with Paris to improve and deepen the European Union, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urged as …

Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years: researchers

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A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, …

Trump warns US government shutdown likely

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President Donald Trump admitted Friday that chances were "not looking good" that 11th-hour talks in Congress would break …

IOC, two Koreas meet to finalise historic Olympic deal

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After the two Koreas struck a deal for the North to attend the Winter Games in the South, Olympic bosses will try …

Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

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Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt …

Shiffrin, Vonn jostle for Olympic speed queen crown

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Mikaela Shiffrin warned she wants to prove that her maiden World Cup downhill win in Lake Louise was no fluke as she …

Landry grabs US PGA Tour lead in La Quinta

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Andrew Landry fired seven birdies in a seven-under par 65 on Friday to seize a one-stroke lead over world number three …

Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

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Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on …

'Progress' but no deal yet to avoid US govt shutdown

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President Donald Trump and the Senate's top Democrat on Friday both touted "progress" in 11th hour talks on breaking an …

Olympic gymnastics star Raisman demands probe of Nassar abuse

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Gymnastics star Aly Raisman on Friday faced down disgraced national team doctor Larry Nassar in court, calling him …

Trio acquitted of negligence in Canada railway disaster

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A Canadian jury on Friday cleared three railway workers of criminal negligence in one of the nation's worst train …

Trio aquitted of negligence in Canada railway disaster

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A Canadian jury on Friday cleared three railway workers of criminal negligence in one of the nation's worst train …

'Progress' but still no deal to avoid US govt shutdown: top Democrat

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Hopes of averting a US government shutdown were boosted Friday after the Senate's top Democrat said he and President …

Pele spokesperson denies hospital reports

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Pele's spokesperson dismissed reports the footballing legend had been hospitalised on Friday, saying the 77-year-old was …

Ex-Catalan leader says can govern from Belgium

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Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont, who was sacked by Madrid over his attempt to break from Spain, said Friday …

'Shutdown coming?': Crunch time as US funding deadline nears

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President Donald Trump heaped pressure on Democrats Friday to yield in an acrimonious budget showdown that threatens to …

UEFA chief Ceferin says ready to curb power of top clubs

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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has said he is ready to follow through on his pledge to create a "luxury tax" aimed at …

After two-year wait, Uganda gets its new cancer machine

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Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, …

Mourinho tells Man Utd to forget Sanchez and focus on Burnley

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Jose Mourinho insists the pending signing of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez must not distract from Manchester United's …

Olympic gymnastics champion Wieber reveals Nassar abuse in court

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Gold-medal winning Olympian Jordyn Wieber on Friday publicly revealed that she had been sexually abused by ex-USA …

N. Korea cancels arts delegation visit to South before Olympics

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North Korea has cancelled plans to send a delegation headed by the leader of an all-female Western-style band to the …

British Digestives biscuit lovers hit by Brexit squeeze

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A much-loved British biscuit has fallen victim to the Brexit-linked slump in the pound, as McVitie's Digestives on …

Goggia pips Vonn in Cortina World Cup downhill

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Italy's Sofia Goggia snatched her second straight Women's World Cup downhill on home snow at Cortina d'Ampezzo on Friday …

Pele hospitalised with exhaustion, cancels London trip

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Pele is in hospital after collapsing due to exhaustion, preventing him from travelling to London for an engagement this …

French duo close in on fourth European figure skating crown

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Record-breakers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron closed in on their fourth consecutive European ice dance title …

Nadal ominous in Melbourne as Wozniacki gets back on track

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Rafael Nadal stormed into the round of 16 at the Australian Open Friday with a vintage performance as Grigor Dimitrov …

Battle to avert US government shutdown moves to the Senate

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A last-ditch battle to avert a looming US government shutdown moved to the Senate on Friday, where Democrats angered by …

Federer says get on with it as Australian Open defends heat policy

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Australian Open organisers defended their heat policy Friday as Roger Federer downplayed the oven-like conditions on …

Kyrgios topples idol Tsonga in electric clash at Australian Open

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Australia's Nick Kyrgios won an electric four-setter with his idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to advance to the round of 16 at …

Japan Olympic boss blasts drink-spiking canoeist

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Japan's Olympic chief has slammed a top canoeist for spiking a rival's drink with a banned substance to scuttle his …

Impressive England beat Australia in second ODI

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England turned in an impressive all-round team performance to beat Australia by four wickets in the second one-day …

Nadal ominous in Melbourne as Dimitrov gets back on track

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Rafael Nadal stormed into the round of 16 at the Australian Open Friday with a vintage performance as Grigor Dimitrov …